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Illyria : Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' -

Illyria : Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'

Date: Tuesday 20th August 2019
Time: 19:30

Illyria : Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'

The magician, Prospero, is marooned on an island with his daughter, Miranda.

With the assistance of, Ariel, a powerful air spirit he keeps in servitude, he conjures up a storm to shipwreck his enemies on the shore of the island.

Inexorably, they are driven towards the centre of the island to answer to Prospero –until Prospero learns that, in spite of everything, Miranda has met and fallen in love with Ferdinand, the son of his enemy.

Which is greater – thirst for revenge or his aptitude for forgiveness?

In their 28th open-air touring season, and renowned all over the world for their clarity, quality and ingenuity, Illyria return to their home-turf: Shakespearean comedy.

The play, believed to be the last that Shakespeare wrote single-handedly, is lyrical, thought-provoking and raucously funny.

More than 400 years after it was written, it still has the capacity to surprise!

Illyria is an intrepid band of five actors who perform Shakespeare’s plays, entirely uncut, direct from the First Folio, the most authoritative edition of Shakespeare’s plays.

It’s swift, it’s polished and it’s spoken beautifully (uniquely among open-air touring theatre companies Illyria’s artistic director has published articles on verse-speaking) –and scholars on both sides of the Atlantic agree that Illyria’s performance style is the most authentically Elizabethan to be seen.

Since 1992, they have performed on what feels like every patch of grass from Land’s End to John -O-Groats – and also in Ireland, France, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, USA and Canada.

They are the only UK open-air touring company to have won no less than 4 International Awards, and have a well-deserved reputation for being, quite simply, the best.


Tickets in advance :
Adults : £14.50
Concessions : £12.00
Child : £8.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children) : £40.00
Tickets are non-refundable.  Gates Open 1 Hour before the Start time. Licensed Bar. Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks, Ice-Creams & Snacks

You can also order delicious pre-show hot food.:  (Must be pre-booked. No Sales at the event)
Veggie Curry (gluten and dairy free) with Naan and Yoghurt £5.50
Baked Jacket Potato with Veggie Curry £6.50
Baked Jacket Potato with Grated Cheese  £5.50.
 
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